Museums in Düsseldorf

A quirky mix of cultural institutions in the state capital of NRW

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The collection of museums and historical attractions in Düsseldorf is surprisingly diverse and visits to these magnificent institutions is often surprising.

The museums of the city of Düsseldorf impress with their well structured, comprehensible displays and sometimes striking locations and architecture. They include the Stadtmuseum, Film Museum, Hetjens Museum of Ceramics and others. Benrath Palace Museum with it’s beautiful gardens has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the Jägerhof stately home hosting the Goethe Museum are both magnificent baroque examples.

Goethe Museum

The Goethe Museum reveals fascinating insights into his life, his travels, his acquaintances and loves, his profession as a lawyer and civil servant, research in natural science topic as well as his masterpieces. It is located in the Schloss Jägerhof by the Hofgarten central park.

Stadt Museum

The best place to discover more about Düsseldorf is the Stadtmuseum. The oldest museum in the city reveals the history, tradition, culture and arts of the both the state capital and the region. Besides its impressive collection, temporary themed exhibitions are a joy to experience.

Hetjens Museum

The ceramic museum in the Altstadt covers 8,000 years of history. Uniting over 20.000 pieces from every continent, works range from early Anatolian vessels dating around 6,000 BC to antique vases, Italian majolica, picture tiles, East Asian porcelain and contemporary ceramics.


Tour Natur


© Messe Düsseldorf

TourNatur, the show for destinations and equipment opens its doors to outdoor enthusiasts again this summer. Visitors to TourNatur can find the most beautiful trails, perfect mountain bike routes amongst the highest peaks or the best equipment and everything they desire for hiking, trekking, mountain biking and canoeing.


Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté


Retro image of girl on beach
© Apollo

The current production takes the audience to a magical cosmos and places the question - is it a dream, recollection or hallucination? More than just theatre - artistry and dance, music and laughter speak a language that every international guest can understand. Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté offers a unique show & dine experience.